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Old 11-03-2014, 16:29   #1
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I was diagnosed type 2 in March of this year. I know I was experiencing extreme, debilitating fatigue upon rising each morning, but I just attributed it to a poor diet. I was fortunate to find lchf and adopted it right off the bat and went through a couple of weeks of low carb flu, but survived.

I've been a heavy vodka drinker most of my life, and when I started Metformin I stopped cold turkey, and stayed off of it for months until last month I started to drink again. Stupid I know. Well, guess what? That horrible debilitating fatigue returned, so I've stopped drinking and omg, I have SO much energy from eating high fat and low carbs. I've been using my fitbit and increased my daily walking goal from 10,000 steps to 15,000 steps and it seems the more I exercise, the more energy I have as well.

I feel sorry for all those out there who think the only way our body can get energy is through "controlled" eating of carbs the way the ADA says we should eat.

I also noticed (not that it would take a rocket scientist to figure this out) but when I stopped drinking alcohol, my weight loss returned. I have about 68 more lbs to lose. I've already lost 30.

Also, I wanted to thank everyone here on this board. I've learned so much from so many of you. I'm very grateful for you guys as well.

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That is awsome!! Congratulations! I agree LCHF is the way to go and the support and knowledge of other members here is a wonderful thing! I think im going to try that fitbit too!

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I've got my eye on the Fitbit Charge because it has a small screen on it and it automatically knows when you go to sleep. It's suppose to be released this week.

Oh yea, congrats on finding LCHF. When my Dad was DX in the 80's, they told him just to cut back on sugar...

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Great to hear from you! Interesting that the vodka was causing the fatigue. Isn't it great to have energy?

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Thanks for the progress report! Sounds like you are doing well! Interesting about the vodka, but I think the operative words there were probably "heavy vodka drinker". I enjoy a small night cap many nights and don't have any issues with it. We are all different.

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Thanks for the progress report! Sounds like you are doing well! Interesting about the vodka, but I think the operative words there were probably "heavy vodka drinker". I enjoy a small night cap many nights and don't have any issues with it. We are all different.
Oh, yes, I agree. I never did "small night caps". :-)

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Every night here. But my "small" is actually small. 30ml or 3cl if you like.

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